Monday features three games from the top leagues around Europe, with a match from England, Germany and Spain. Check out the previews and verdicts on each game below.
Stoke City v Manchester City
Stoke City face the challenge of league champions elect, Manchester City at the Britannia Stadium, with the home side desperate for points as they fight the drop.
Stoke’s plight is highlighted by just two victories in the last fifteen games, however in recent weeks, Paul Lambert has instilled plenty of fight in the side, with four drawn games in the last five games played. Man City have won nine of the last twelve games, with two defeats to Wigan in the cup and a loss to Basel in the Champions League, although players were rested for that game.
The last meeting between the sides saw Man City win 7-2 and although it’s unthinkable to believe that something like this can happen again, the visitors should have too much for Stoke, with an Over 2.5 Total Goals bet looking very strong too.
Verdict: Manchester City Win
Werder Bremen v 1FC Koln
In the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen take on Koln, with a home win likely to secure Bremen’s top flight status, while Koln look for a miracle recovery, as they sit bottom of the league.
Werder Bremen have found enough form to kick their heads above water, with three wins, draws and losses in nine since the Winter break. Koln have won three of eight games in recent weeks, but the season has been nothing short of disappointing for the side.
In seven meetings, there have been five drawn games between the two sides, with a win apiece. A tight game looks likely between to poor sides, with an *Under 2.5 Total Goals** bet looking likely and a draw result.
Verdict: Draw Result
Deportivo Alaves v Real Betis
Alaves and Real Betis meet, with a win for Alaves likely to secure their La Liga status for next season, while a Betis win will keep their slim Europa League hopes alive.
A run of four wins in six games has propelled Alaves to the edge of survival, with home form providing the catalyst, with nine wins and a draw on home soil in the last ten. Betis have lost two of their last six games, with defeats to Real Madrid and Valencia, as they find themselves in the top ten.
This looks a tough game to predict, with Betis the better side, but Alaves are excellent at home and a win could be on the cards, with a Goal Rush bet also worthy of some attention too.
Verdict: Alaves Win